Board Members Sought of CLAN Cancer Support

An Aberdeen-based cancer support charity is looking to recruit new voluntary members to its existing board of dynamic and forward looking individuals.

CLAN Cancer Support is seeking non-executive members to join its current board, at what is an exciting time for the charity as it gets ready to move to its new home on Westburn Road in the Autumn.

The CLAN board is responsible for the continuing development of support services offered by the charity, with each member of the board taking with them expertise and knowledge in a specific area. Due to the nature of CLAN’S work, experience of dealing with cancer or helping someone else deal with a diagnosis would also be beneficial.

Successful applicants will be required to attend board and sub-committee meetings, which are usually held every two months. Candidates will also be expected to participate at some CLAN events throughout the year, helping with fundraising activities and raising awareness of the charity’s work.

Current chairperson, Sue Paterson, said: “Our current board has done a tremendous job over the past few years and now, in the lead up to the completion of our new centre, we are looking to the future.

“Sadly we are losing some of our members as they take on new challenges and commitments and it is now the right time to recruit new individuals to lead CLAN Cancer Support into the next stage of its development.

“We recently conducted a skills audit and are particularly looking for those who feel they can support us by offering their expertise in areas such as; health, communications and entrepreneurship.

”This is undoubtedly going to be an exciting period for CLAN and we hope to secure the services of people who are as passionate as we are about CLAN’s future.”

Anyone interested in becoming a board member should contact CLAN Cancer Support’s chief executive, Debbie Thomson, on 01224 647000 for an information pack. Alternatively, potential applicants can send their CV along with a covering letter explaining what they feel they could bring to the board to: Sue Paterson, Chairperson, CLAN Cancer Support, CLAN House, Caroline Place, Aberdeen, AB25 2TH.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which offers support to anyone affected by cancer. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN is also developing services in the community and now has a presence in Ballater, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Orkney and Shetland.

For more information about CLAN please telephone 01224 647000 or visit

Contact: Susanne Shepherd
Phone: 01224 580 188